A Salad For Everyone

A lot of people are not eating carbs anymore. My Keto food blogging friends are blowing up social media with their cheese, veggie and meat recipes and people are loving it. Clearly I am not on the Keto train but I do have an appreciation for it. I often entertain and I know there are going to be times that I need to make food that makes everyone happy so I decided to create a salad for everyone.
A lot of people are not eating carbs anymore. My Keto food blogging friends are blowing up social media with their cheese, veggie and meat recipes and people are loving it. Clearly I am not on the Keto train but I do have an appreciation for it. I often entertain and I know there are going to be times that I need to make food that makes everyone happy so I decided to create a salad for everyone.


Ingredients

  • 2 Hearts of Romaine, Shredded
  • 1/2 lb of Salami, Sliced, Cut into Squares
  • 1/2 lb of Provolone, Sliced, Cut into Squares
  • 8oz Package of Marinated Mini Fresh Mozzarella Balls
  • 1 Cucumber, Sliced Thin
  • 1 Red Pepper, Sliced into Strips
  • 1 C of Mild Pepper Rings
  • 1 White Onion, Sliced into Strips
  • 1 T Black Pepper
  • 1 T Dried Basil
  • 1 C of Parmesan, Cubed
  • 1/2 lb Pepperoni, Diced
  • 1 20 oz Packaged of Frozen Cheese Tortellini, Prepared According To The Package, Rinsed and Cooled
  • 2 T of Olive Oil
  • 2 t Salt

For The Dressing

  • 1 C Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 C Olive Oil
  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  • 1 T Dried Basil
  • 1 T Brown Sugar (or a natural sweetener)
  • 2 t Kosher Salt

For the Tortellini Salad
  • In a large bowl add the marinated fresh mozzarella, 1/2 the red peppers, 1/2 the cucumbers, 1/2 the cheeses and meats, 1/2 the peppers, 1/2 the onion. Toss well to coat in the marinated fresh mozzarella oil.
  • Add 2 t salt, 1 T pepper, 2 T olive oil, 1 T dried basil, toss well to coat.
  • You do not want the pasta to be swimming in a dressing, only a light coating of dressing makes this salad great.